pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Definition of peppy

: full of pep

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peppiness noun

Examples of peppy in a Sentence

At 75 years old, he is as peppy as ever. a group of peppy cheerleaders The song was a peppy little dance number.
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The peppy show about romance in a pajama factory was a hit and won the Tony Award as best musical. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Famed Broadway producer Hal Prince dead at 91," 31 July 2019 Two quickly strummed guitar chords rocked back and forth, as tight, peppy drums kept time. David Obuchowski, Longreads, "Searching for The Sundays," 30 July 2019 There have also been public performances, including cheerleaders dancing to a peppy song about recycling and traditional drumming troupes battering away at rubbish bins. The Economist, "Cheerleaders and police usher in a new era of trash-sorting," 4 July 2019 It’s all done with peppy pop songs, a humorous script and a boot full of heartfelt sentiment, expressed as the common goal overcomes the cultural clashes between the blue-collar factory workers and the outré drag queens., "‘Kinky Boots’ kicks up its musical heels at the Saenger," 15 June 2019 Top marks in the Laguna production go to McKenna Wells as the daughter, Sophie, who’s a peppy picture of youthful radiance. Tom Titus,, "On Theater: ‘Mamma Mia!’ is the perfect remedy for whatever ails you," 11 July 2019 Influenced by time spent living in Lisbon and traveling in Latin America and Europe, the music flirts between peppy, moody intrigue and unnecessarily grating detours. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Paradox of Madonna’s Gun-Control Music Video," 3 July 2019 Our peppy Sheltie dog circled it, barking each time children bounced skyward. Beth Thames |,, "Bloom where you are planted," 26 June 2019 Schoonover is unbreakably peppy as Marilyn; the bet is that Abby can’t make Marilyn angry, and Schoonover’s beaming smile and resilient happiness are like nails on a chalkboard for Gottesman’s surly Abby. Nelson Pressley, Washington Post, "Lindsay-Abaire’s ‘Ripcord’ pulls the rug out from under senior-living pranksters," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of peppy

1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of peppy

chiefly US, somewhat old-fashioned
: full of energy or enthusiasm
: able to move fast


pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Kids Definition of peppy

: full of brisk energy or liveliness

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